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air tank bladder leaking

Posted by k-rider (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 8:46

Installed a new pressure tank last year. Works like it should but has started to make noises that sounds like water is getting past the bladder..... With the tank holding pressure it would not leak and would still operate as normal. Just not contained in the bladder. How can you check to see if the bladder has ruptured....?


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RE: air tank bladder leaking

If the bladder has ruptured you'll get water out of the air valve.


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RE: air tank bladder leaking

That was my thought but with air still in the tank it would work as normal.I thought the bladder just seperates the water from the steel tank...?


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RE: air tank bladder leaking

The bladder separates the water from the air.

If you push on the air valve and get water the bladder has failed.

In order to set the tank pressure correctly you have to empty the tank of water and set the pressure static.


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RE: air tank bladder leaking

Yep it was toast..... changed out tonight... hoping the Home Depot will not have a hard time with honoring the warranty.... Was one year old to the day.......


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